• Dana Pfrangle

Favorite Online Shops

Updated: Aug 17, 2020

I thought it would be a nice change to lighten up the mood and discuss some of my favorite things. During the mandatory quarantine here in the Denver metro area, I shopped more than I ever shopped before. Some of it was for necessity. However, most of it was out of sheer boredom. I realized quickly that I definitely have my top picks for online shopping.

First, I have to say that I can't not mention Amazon. Of course, my husband and I buy a ton from this giant of a company. That said, I would like to focus on some of my other favorite online shops.

Number 1 on my list is ETSY!

I am obsessed with Etsy.com. I have purchased a multitude of items off Etsy since the start of the pandemic. I LOVE that it makes it easy for people to open up their own businesses. I find the most unique items from Etsy. Truthfully, I don't mind spending a little extra to get my hands on something unique or special. Plus, helping out small businesses is important! Let's keep creative people thriving!

What have I been purchasing from Etsy lately? Well, of course, masks 😷 masks 😷 and more masks. I am not a seamstress, so I rely on others' sewing talents. I have purchased them from several different shops, but my favorite mask shop is StitchMask. The shop is very responsive. I literally ordered a mask today and they have already shipped it out. I don't think that is always common, but I do feel like they strive to get their products out quickly. The masks are extremely well made, and the shop has some unique fabrics.

What about other items on Etsy? Well, I recently came across the DANIbarbeshop. I love rings. I love jewelry in general but absolutely love rings. I don't think there is one thing I wouldn't buy from her shop. In fact, my 40th birthday is coming up. I may just have to not so slyly show my husband what I'd like him to order. I promise I'll act surprised when I receive it on my special day!

I also buy a ton of stuff for my child ranging from fun t-shirts to school supplies. Here are some of my recent purchases:

Etsy is a business that I follow regularly. As someone who is almost finished with a master's degree in Human Resource Management, I have done a lot of research on various companies. I have read some great articles about Etsy's business practices. They have some interesting and forward thinking ideas on how to approach organizational culture and talent management. You should google them and read some of the articles that pop up.

Number 2 of my list is ColourPop!

I love make-up. I mostly love eyeshadow and lipstick. Naturally, I also have to have eyeliner, mascara and eyebrow gel. I find their make-up line to be fun, easy on the pocket book, and they don't test on animals.

I love bright colors. That may seem odd because my blog site is a little subdued, but I figured my posts would help bring my colorful side to light. Anyway...back to make-up...I LOVE bright colors and enjoy bright and sparkly options for eyeshadows. I feel like ColourPop doesn't disappoint on that end. They have a Candy Land inspired collection being advertised currently.

And the last online shop I will mention is JJRae!

I was, sadly, one of the people who fell into the LuLaRoe hype a few years ago. I invested into it. About 6 months in, I realized it was a huge mistake. Luckily, I got out and was able to get most of my money back. It was a good learning experience. It is also one of the reasons why I am no longer going to buy into a MLM company. There are some legitimate ones out there, but I am fine just buying from people here and there.

Anyway, JJRae is a shop owned by one of the top LLR sellers. She was able to transfer her LLR success into her own online boutique. The owner no longer works with LLR. However, I find it admirable she was able to make a transition in the midst of all the LLR drama.

I love the variety of clothes JJRae offers (all sizes). The owner buys from a variety if labels. The clothes are fun. Some are a bit out there, but I like that JJRae gives those options. Accessories are sold as well.

They have live sales via their app. There are usually two ladies showing each end of the body type in the outfit they are selling to give people an idea of what it may look like on their own body if they buy it.

JJRae clothing has become a staple in my closet. They have a website, but I love the app. It makes shopping super easy.

I hope you all enjoyed my recommendations. I am curious what you all think about them! Comment or send me an email.

(I received nothing from these stores/companies as part of this blog. These are simply my recommendations.)

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